Unit Costs (Adjusted)

Equipment Costs for Roadside Telecommunications (RS-TC)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2009 dollars. The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year from which the cost value was adjusted. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K, 2009 Dollars
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year, Dollars
(Source Year)
Description
DS0 Communication Line
Index: 1
TC001200.5 - 0.9
(1995)
0.6 - 1.2
(2003)
56 Kbps capacity. Leased with typical distance from terminus to terminus is 8 to 15 miles, but most of the cost is not distance sensitive.
DS1 Communication Line
Index: 1
TC002200.5 - 0.9
(1995)
4.9 - 9.9
(2005)
1.544 Mbps capacity (T1 line). Leased with typical distance from terminus to terminus is 8 to 15 miles, but most of the cost is not distance sensitive.
DS3 Communication Line
Index: 1
TC003202.8 - 4.7
(1995)
23 - 70
(2001)
44.736 Mbps capacity (T3 line). Leased with typical distance from terminus to terminus is 8 to 15 miles, but most of the cost is not distance sensitive.
ISP Service Fee
Index: 1
TC0070.17 - 0.6
(2004)
Monthly service fee. Regular dial-up service (low) and DSL (high)
Conduit Design and Installation - Corridor
Index: 1
20 52 - 77.0
(2005)
3
(2005)
Cost is per mile. Includes boring, trenching, and conduit (3- or 4-inch). Cost would be significantly less for an aerial installation. In-ground installation would cost significantly less if implemented in conjuction with a construction project.
Twisted Pair Installation
Index: 1
2011 - 16.2
(2004)
2.05
(2004)
Cost is per mile.
Fiber Optic Cable Installation
Index: 1
20 21 - 54
(2005)
1 - 2.6
(2005)
Cost is per mile for cable and in-ground installation. Cost would be significantly less for an aerial installation. In-ground installation would cost significantly less if implemented in conjunction with a construction project.
900 MHz Spread Spectrum Radio
Index: 1
10 8.4
(1999)
0.1 - 0.4
(2004)
Cost is per link.
Terrestrial Microwave
Index: 1
10 5.0 - 19.7
(2005)
0.5 - 1
(2005)
Cost is per link. Cost could be higher depending on tower/antenna installation.
Wireless Communications, Low Usage
Index: 1
TC0040.12 - 0.2
(2003)
125 Kbytes/month available usage (non-continuous use).
Wireless Communications, Medium Usage
Index: 1
TC0050.6 - 0.7
(1995)
1,000 Kbytes/month available usage (non-continuous use).
Wireless Communications, High Usage
Index: 1
TC006200.5 - 0.9
(1995)
1.2 - 1.8
(2002)
3,000 Kbytes/month available usage (non-continuous use).
Call Box
Index: 1
104 - 7
(2004)
0.26 - 0.59
(2004)
Capital cost includes call box and installation. O&M is cost per unit (per year) for service maintenance contract and annual cellular service fee.
Other Unit Cost Elements
Index: -
----Summary values under development